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The Cloud Revolution

IT Adapts as Hosted Solutions Redefine Tech Roles
Today, cloud computing not only has changed how data is stored, but is permanently altering the role of information technology; IT professionals are using the current upheaval to define new roles, to explore new territories, and to push their companies in new directions .
In this ebook, we’ll look at IT’s new role in business strategy and introduce you to the practitioners and thinkers who are taking advantage of the cloud revolution to redefine their careers and the role of IT.

Personalization Quick Start

Creating a Unique Digital Experience for Every Consumer
What is required today is the right message, to the right customer (segment), at the right time (context). Personalization on the web can be split into several categories, and we will review each, including an overview of what is required for implementation.
This ebook will serve as a best practices guide for leveraging personalization to build your brand and customer experience.

From Zero to 60...

Build Great Digital Experiences in the Life Sciences Industry with Acquia Cloud Site Factory
Today’s marketplace couldn’t be more competitive. Staying ahead of the competition means being able to respond to a changing market instantly. In the Life Sciences industry, launching a marketing campaign, a new product, a new brand, or even a new family of brands can mean the difference between success…or trailing the pack. Acquia Cloud Site Factory offers a turnkey solution for deploying one—or many—sites quickly and inexpensively, and with rich content. Acquia manages the technology so that you can manage the content.

Can Your CMS Handle Success?

UK Central and Local Government Edition
To be successful today, an organization must keep up with web-savvy digital natives who switch seamlessly between devices, channels, as well as their work and home personas. The objectives of cost efficiency and innovation might appear to be at odds, but the right choice of CMS can mean that your organization can have its cake and eat it too. This eBook provides some insights and recommendations into how to select a CMS that meets your needs.

Can Your CMS Handle Success?

CMS Selection Guide: High Tech Edition
With mobile and digital becoming the center of the marketing experience, responsive design and personalization shouldn’t be afterthoughts; they should be the only thought. Being able to tailor content and differentiate web design based on the current needs and preferences of the consumer is essential.This ebook provides some insights, recommendations, and tips for selecting a new CMS that can assure that your digital experience has the right stuff to keep the consumer engaged until they are ready to contact a salesperson.

Een praktische gids voor het kiezen van een CMS gericht op (rijks) overheden

De opkomst van de digitale wereld als de voornaamste sociale ontmoetingsplek—en daardoor ook voornaamste marktplaats—vraagt om een “nieuwe generatie” contentmanagementsystemen (CMS) die midden in deze digitale-sociale revolutie oplossingen voor contentmanagement bieden. Dit geldt ook voor (rijks) overheden. Zij maken gebruik van het internet waar zij de interactie aangaan met burgers en bedrijven.

Surviving the Mobile Tsunami

What You Need to Know to Catch the Wave
No longer can we think about mobile as an afterthought . Digital mobile experiences—on smartphones, tablets, digital glasses, digital watches, and more—are what we should be thinking about first. Responsive design is crucial. In addition, a consumer must be able to switch from laptop to tablet to smartphone while engaging in a digital experience that never misses a beat. This eBook explains how one can catch the wave of the mobile tsunami, rather than being swept under by it’s brute force.

Introduction to Agile: Software Development at the Speed of the Web

For the business user
The Agile methodology is an evolution in the software development process, but it isn't limited to just software. Find out how you can use this methodology to be more time efficient and cost effective while revolutionizing a product or brand.

Can Your CMS Handle Success?

CMS Selection Guide: Higher Education Edition
Today, we shop in the virtual world of storefronts, whether we’re pricing the options on a new car, comparing the attributes of a digital single lens reflex (dSlr) camera, or looking for a new home. Shopping for a college or university is no different. Long before a student and his/her parents ever take a walk through the ivy walls of a storied campus, they have spent many hours online shopping campuses, cities versus rural locations, an institution’s noted majors, and aid packages.

Introduction to Agile: Software Development at the Speed of the Web

The Agile methodology is an evolution in the software development process that enables software teams to move from the conventional waterfall model to something much more dynamic.Today, being a developer means being Agile.

Can Your CMS Handle Success?

CMS Selection Guide
To be successful today, an organization must keep up with web-savvy digital natives who switch seamlessly between devices, channels, as well as their work and home personas. The objectives of cost efficiency and innovation might appear to be at odds, but the right choice of CMS can mean that your organization can have its cake and eat it too.
This eBook provides some insights and recommendations into how to select a CMS that meets your needs.

Building an Effective eLearning Experience with Drupal

Ray Saltini of Blink Reaction
Effective eLearning and knowledge management solutions are an essential element of success for most organizations, whether they are learning institutions, government agencies, or commercial enterprises. This eBook explains how Drupal 7 is a natural platform for creating sophisticated eLearning systems. Teaching can be difficult, with a lot of information to convey, whether learning systems target limited or large subject areas. Effective eLearning methodologies must take into account how people learn, not just content and skills.

5 Mistakes to Avoid on Your Drupal Website

Drupal is one of the most flexible content management systems in existence. This eBook provides best practices in five crucial areas of building and maintaining an effective Drupal site:

Can Your CMS Handle Success?

CMS Selection Guide: State & Local Government Edition
The doctrine of open government, or opengov, holds that citizens have the right to access the documents and proceedings of the government to allow for effective public oversight.
State and local governments are embracing this open government initiative. They are providing government information online–including via smartphone–ranging from access to agency directories, maps, travel data, polling places, lottery numbers, and news. Digital, and especially mobile, government communications have taken on new importance in the role of public safety.

Can Your CMS Handle Success?

CMS Selection Guide: Media & Entertainment Edition
Today, the success stories in media, entertainment, and publishing sectors often do not originate from traditional sources. Successful books and videos have emerged directly from the Internet or have been propelled to success by online social communities. In order to compete successfully today, media organizations must have a CMS that can provide the content engine for smartphones, tablets, and other vital platforms, as well as be able to integrate into the multiple worlds of social media.

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